Trevecca Nazarene University

Theatre season for 2013-2014 announced

Trevecca's Theatre Program has announced the productions for the coming school year. All of these performances are open to the public.

October 31 and November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
HONK! 

The award-winning British musical comedy hit based on “The Ugly Duckling”

Trevecca Nazarene University presents the exuberant, high-energy family musical, HONK!—winner of the prestigious Olivier Award, the British equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical. From the show-stopping opening song, “A Poultry Tale,” this enchanting comedy lovingly brings to life the familiar tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” in a way that is meaningful to people of all ages.

February 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15
Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe’s legendary tragedy

Marlowe’s celebrated adaptation of the legendary Faust story about a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago—a dire cautionary tale for all time. Trevecca’s production will re-imagine the jarring theological parable in the United States during the late 20th century. Like Icarus who flies too close to the sun, Faustus quintessentially illustrates the lasting devastation of self-preserving ambition and delusions of self-sovereignty. 

March 27, 28, 29
Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow

A weekend of one-act plays

The title for this unique weekend of student-directed, one-act plays springs from Act 5, scene 1 of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which Theseus selects Peter Quince’s unseasoned troupe of players to perform Pyramus and Thisbe before the court. In the spirit of exploring new ideas through shorter forms, each of these brief plays will seek to engage and satisfy audiences who have not yet experienced this kind of creative work.

April 24, 25
Mosaic

New works by Trevecca’s student playwrights

The final performance of the 2013-2014 season is a collection of original, ten-minute one-act plays written by students of Trevecca’s playwriting workshops, and representing various topics and themes. These pieces, acted by students as well, will be shaped and presented in the form of staged readings, rather than full productions. Mosaic will be a rare opportunity for you to support and encourage some of the inventive work of Trevecca’s student playwrights.

Dates, times, and ticket prices vary throughout the year. All performances take place in Benson Theatre in the McClurkan Building on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University. For tickets, visit the Trevecca Bookstore on campus, or call 615-248-1429, or purchase tickets at the door.

For information on group rates for groups of 10 or more, call (615) 248-1370 in advance or contact the box office online at theatre@trevecca.edu.

Please visit our theatre season website at www.trevecca.edu/theatre.